Volume VII, Issue VIII - March 2014

From: Theodora Binion, Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse


This serves as a reminder to you that your Linguistic and Cultural Competency Guidelines and Assurance (LCC) Assessment is due on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

The Linguistic and Cultural Competency Guidelines and Assurance (LCC Guidelines) are attached to the Community Service Agreements and incorporated under Exhibit H in the provider contract. All providers who have Community Service Agreements (CSAs) and provide programmatic services to customers listed in the CSAs must adhere to these guidelines.

All providers with Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Service Agreements are required to submit their LCC Assessment by April 1, 2014. If the provider is not able to meet the April 1st deadline, they are to submit a written justification explaining why the deadline was not met and the necessity for an extension. Please send your Request for Extension to Christine Hammond at Christine.Hammond@Illinois.gov.

If your agency has more than one DHS contract, your agency may submit one Master Assessment inclusive of all DHS contracts. If you know that your agency has more than one contract with DHS, please coordinate with your agency Executive Director or designee on how to incorporate your contract assessment into your agency's Master Assessment. The LCC Assessment including the Master Assessment must include required census data that is relevant for the population(s) served by your agency. If there are multiple contracts included in an assessment, each contract number must be referenced in the Master Assessment.

Once the assessment or Master Assessment is complete, the provider will enter the LCC Assessment into the Centralized Repository Vault (CRV). Under the drop down menu, the provider will select the field labeled "other" to download the assessment. It is important to label the assessment as follows: "Fiscal year of contract, LCC Assessment, Provider Name"- (i.e., 2014, LCC Assessment, Grand Services).

Please address any questions to DHS staff member Christine Hammond via email at Christine.Hammond@Illinois.gov.